A crisp fall afternoon picking apples calls for a delicious apple cocktail to warm you up in the evening. Or if apples aren't your thing, try a fig drink. Or maybe add some maple syrup to sweeten things up. Here are ten absolutely delicious drinks that will keep you warm on those chilly October nights.
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Yesterday, I fixed a charming little cocktail and today, an appetizer to go with it: Goat & Fig Pizza. A homemade pizza makes a really fast and easy appetizer. I love making little pizzas with a homemade crust and seasonal ingredients from the garden or the farmers market.
This super simple appetizer is really delicious and can take as little as ten minutes. Which means you have no excuse not to entertain! Have fun, have a party!
Goat & Fig Pizza
- 1 recipe pizza dough
- 4 ounces chevre
- 8 ounces fig jam
- 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
- handful of basil
Stay tuned this week for the rest of the party including more recipes and crafts!
Alexandra Hedin is a Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert based in the Pacific Northwest. In Winter of 2010, Alexandra's debut book was released. Entertaining at Home features ten complete parties including menus, simple recipes, crafts and helpful tips for hosting your own event. Alexandra grew up in the bustling kitchen of a home economics teacher helping to feed a large extended family for holidays and regular weekends together. She still spends her free time cooking in her Seattle kitchen for her husband and two young children.
Learn more at alexandrahedin.com
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Try floating one of these in your next Ultimate Arctic Martini.
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1. Make a martini
2. Buy these cool drink markers at Perpetual Kid and stick them on/in your martini glasses
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